Community Partner Opportunities

There are quite a few community organizations that partner with Greater Spokane Emergency Management for events and during a crisis. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the following organizations, please contact them directly.

HEART (Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team)
HEART is a 501c3 non-profit organization that helps rescue animals impacted by a crisis. HEART volunteers are trained to handle pet first aid, temporary animal shelter operations and identification of pets during local, state or national emergencies. 

HOPE Animal-assisted Crisis Response
HOPE AACR is a 501c3 non-profit, national, all-volunteer, crisis response organization that deploys specially trained pet/handler teams to provide animal-assisted support during to individuals affected by crises or disasters. The pets and their handlers provide comfort and encouragement to all who need it, but especially for those who may respond better to having a pet nearby.

MRC (Medical Reserve Corps) of Eastern Washington

The Medical Reserve Corps is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is overseen by the Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD). The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Eastern Washington (MRC) is a component of the Washington State Citizen Corps. The MRC brings together local health professionals, and others who have the necessary health-related skills, to volunteer in our community.

The local MRC is comprised of active and retired medical workers that have been trained & credentialed, and volunteer to respond to a medical emergency. These volunteers assist existing emergency medical response systems by providing a group of readily trained and available resources to help a community deal with pressing public health needs and improvements. If you are interested in volunteering with this group, please email the MRC Coordinator, Summer Warfield, or call her at 509-324-1451.

SCOPE (Sheriff Community Oriented Policing Effort)
SCOPE is a 501c3 non-profit corporation and primarily supports the Spokane County Sheriff's Office and its jurisdictions, but also supports all the incorporated cities within the County except for the City of Spokane. The City of Spokane receives support from COPS (information below).

Spokane CAP (Civil Air Patrol)
Volunteers provide both ground and air support in emergencies. If you are interested in learning more about the program, please click on the link above or email the Squadron Commander.

Spokane COPS (Community Oriented Policing Services)
COPS is a 501c3 non-profit corporation and supports the City of Spokane and the Spokane Police Department.

Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD)

The Spokane Regional Health District provides diverse volunteer opportunities and internships.